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Oxbridge FAQ

Common Oxbridge Questions

A shortlist of the most frequently asked questions on applying to study at Oxford or Cambridge. For more information about applying at undergraduate or postgraduate level, arrange a free consultation today.

What grades do I need to get into Oxbridge?

Conditional offers at A-level range between A*A*A and AAA depending on the subject. Students of the International Baccalaureate are usually required to achieve a level of performance of 38–40 points.

Can I apply to both Oxford and Cambridge?

No. It is not possible to apply to both Oxford and Cambridge in the same admissions round.

Given the impressive grades of the applicants, by what other criteria are they judged?

Candidates are judged by how well they can think for themselves academically, and how exciting a prospect they would be to teach.

From which university will I get the best job prospects?

Economics at LSE and Economics and Management at Oxford are among the best for getting a job in financial services, but generalisations can mislead. King’s College London is the largest centre for healthcare education in Europe and London Business School offers the best MBA.

Does it matter which college I apply to at Oxford or Cambridge?

Yes, because the colleges are very different. For example, some take in far more international students than others.

Don’t you need to be well-connected and privately educated to get into Oxbridge?

No, the universities are going to huge lengths to widen access to candidates from non-Oxbridge backgrounds.

What are the fees at Oxford, Cambridge and other elite UK universities?

The general rule is that they are not more expensive than other UK universities. Most undergraduate courses are £9,250 a year for EU students and £12-15,000 for international students. Some courses do cost more, such as Medicine.

What are the fees at the London Business School?

An MBA at the London Business School will cost £64,200.

Must I be interviewed to receive an offer from Oxbridge?

Without exception. You will need to succeed at interview to be offered a place.

By what criteria, other than grades, do they decide whom to interview?

Your samples of written work, reference, aptitude test scores and personal statement make the most difference.

What IELTS score will I need for Oxbridge?

An IELTS score of at least 7.0 is required.

What is the deadline for applying to Oxford and Cambridge?

October 15th of each year.

Do extracurricular interests help with applying to Oxbridge?


Can SI-UK guarantee my entry?

Unfortunately we cannot, but we will do our very best.


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